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Show Don't Tell: A Writer's Guide (Classic Wisdom on Writing)
William Noble
William Child
The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear
The Artful Edit: On the Practice of Editing Yourself
Susan Bell
Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories
Karen Russell
Leaves of Grass: First and "Death-Bed" Editions (Barnes & Noble Classics)
Karen Karbiener, Walt Whitman
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog
Dylan Thomas
A Bit on the Side
William Trevor
Io e te
Niccolò Ammaniti
The Teleportation Accident
Ned Beauman

In My House There is No More Sorrow

In My Home There Is No More Sorrow: Ten Days in Rwanda - Rick Bass I did learn a lot about the genocide in Rwanda and a little about gorillas. Otherwise, this book is pretty weak. I'm glad McSweeney's published it as I would not have read up on this topic otherwise, but I'm also glad the book was short. I could give the guy a break for weak writing and...until I saw that he was writing instructor. And, even if the rest of the book had been up to snuff, the passage on intuition alone would have lost it two or three stars.